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William T. Powers III

William T. Powers III, 69, died at his Springfield home Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. Twila, his wife of 32 years was by his side.

Bill was born April 9, 1943 to William T. and Dorothy Powers. He graduated from Parkview H.S. in 1961 then attended Drury College prior to joining the National Guard.

He was survived by his son, Jason Powers, of Kearney. Additional survivors include sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Dr. Jim and DeLoris Clark of Bates City; sister-in-law, Sandy Powers of Springfield; several nieces and nephews whom he loved as if they were his own and many great nieces and great nephews which he wished he could have watched grow-up.

Both parents and his brother, Robert preceded him in death.

There will be a “Celebration of Life” for Bill to be announced at a later date.

3 Responses to William T. Powers III

  1. Billie Deal

    October 24, 2012 at 5:06 am

    Bill was a very good man. The world is an emptier place without him. May he rest in peace.

  2. BETTY COLE

    October 25, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    MY CHILDREN; TERESA (SHELTON) HARRISON, GARY DEAN SHELTON, JEFFERY VANCE SHELTON, & STEPHANIE (COLE) AGNEW ARE BILL’S BIOLOGICAL NIECES AND NEPHEWS. AS ADULTS THEY ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME TALKING ABOUT THE DAYS WHEN THEY WERE KIDS AND UNCLE BILL WAS THE COOLEST UNCLE EVER!! FROM RIDES IN THE JEEP FOR STEPHANIE AND JASON (WITH ON TOP ON THE JEEP, MUCH TO MY AND JASON’S MOM’S DISAPROVAL, TO TARGET PRACTICE FOR THE OLDER ONES………..WELL YOU GET THE IDEA. UNCLE BILL WAS THE COOLEST. NOW WE EACH HOLD THOSE MEMORIES IN A SPECIAL PLACE IN OUR HEARTS THAT NO ONE CAN EVER REPLACE. WE LOVE YOU UNCLE BILL AND WILL MISS YOU UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN IN HEAVEN… TERESA, GARY, VANCE, AND STEPHANIE

  3. Jason Powers

    October 27, 2012 at 9:31 am

    I will greatly miss my Dad but am so thankful for the times we had together. May he soar with Eagles in Heaven.

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